There is an old debate that continues to divide friendships: A weekend at the lake or beach house? For some, nothing beats relaxing on the dock, listening to the soft wind pass you by, while sipping on an ice cold iced tea.

Packing for the lake versus packing for the beach can be very different. Often a place for endless relaxation, the atmosphere is typically more casual than spending a weekend at the beach. This can only mean one thing, pack comfortably. You'll need the essentials: A chic swimsuit, a pair of sandals, and maxi dress, but be careful not to forget the bug spray, the lake can be a buggy place!

This weekend, enjoy your summer Friday relaxing on the lake and check out our packing essentials. While you're relaxing, make sure to check out the stellar lake house menu from our friends at Kitchen Daily. Click here to see the full menu perfect for a summer Friday.